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The 'Married Couple Rocks' of Meoto Iwa

Meoto Iwa, literally "Married Couple Rocks" or "Husband and Wife Rocks," are sacred rocks located in the sea near Futami, a small town in Ise, Mie


Matsuo Kannonji Temple

In Ise, the Matsuo Kannon-ji dedicated to the goddess of mercy Kannon is the subject of several beliefs and legends that are particularly popular in Mie Prefecture.

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Ise Grand Shrine

Ise Grand Shrine in Mie Prefecture is Japan's most sacred and important shrine. It is demolished and rebuilt every 20 years.

The sanctuary and its brightly colored pavilions

Kumano Hayatama Taisha Shrine

Kumano Hayatama Taisha Shrine, known as "The Place of Resurrection", is an unmissable stop on the pilgrimage route of the Kumano Kodo.

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Kumano Hayatama Taisha

Kumano Hayatama Taisha (Kumano Hayatama Grand Shrine) in Shingu is one of the hree Kumano Sanzan shrines along with Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine and Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine.

Uji-bashi Bridge

The famous cypress bridge marks the entrance into the magical world of Ise.

L'empereur Yûryaku, fondateur du sanctuaire Gekû d'Ise, terrassant un sanglier.

The Geku Shrine

The outer Ise shrine , less prestigious than the Naiku, is steeped in mystery and dedicated to an ancestral deity of good harvests.


L'architecture du sanctuaire d'Ise

The Naiku Shrine

Officially called kôtai jingu , the inner sanctuary is imbued with a mystical atmosphere that culminates in climbing the steps leading to the Shôden pavilion...

Ise Shima Guide

Ise Shima: view a Japan guide to the area of Ise Shima in Mie Prefecture, including the Grand Shrine of Ise and the resort and pearl center of Toba.